[Development] ICU decision?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Aug 7 17:19:02 CEST 2013

On quarta-feira, 7 de agosto de 2013 13:39:36, Koehne Kai wrote:
> Personally, I think ICU should be entirely optional for QtCore on Windows.
> Windows API's offers much of the functionality we're using ICU for. QtCore
> could then optionally try to load an ICU plugin for additional data ...

I dislike the idea of dynamically loading ICU, since it makes the APIs quite 
difficult to maintain. It most likely would not work when ICU isn't found, but 
we'd never see the issues until some poor user deployed the application.

A regular plugin with proper classes with virtuals is a more attractive 
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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